How do you compare?

“…and they also do Oly lifting and they have a great community”

Back when we first opened, one of the first few people who walked through our door spent five minutes explaining why their gym was better than ours.

I gotta admit, ol Coach Jay felt a little jealous.

the gym when we first opened
The gym when it opened

They were bigger

had more members

more equipment

more Yelp reviews…

more everything.

How could we compete??

When you see people in their first class or two, you can almost see this exact same dialogue going on in their heads.

“Everyone is so strong”

“So fit”

“So fast”

“So much more advanced!”

“How will I ever keep up?”

When you are a rookie, it seems like everyone around you is a pro!

The secret is:

They are trying to figure things out, just like you.

Their main advantages are time (they started before you), and experience (they’ve learned some stuff you haven’t yet).

Once I realized that other gym had been around for a few years and had figured out a few things that worked as a result of their experience, it was easy to drop the jealousy.

We just had to put in the time and gain the experience and we’d be there too!

Then we put in the work…

Next time you get that pang of jealousy or inadequacy that comes from comparison, ask yourself.

How long has that person been doing this?

What have they figured out that you could learn from?

Take those answers, and add in your own unique experience, and get to work!

You might look up one day and see them asking YOU for advice….

Learn how we like to put in the work with our members by booking with us here –

Coach “competing with myself (and Larry)” Jay

Three things

1) We have 9am class only on MLK day (Monday), but Kids classes will go as normal, and Larry has volunteered to open the gym at 6am for anyone wanting to do an early wod.

2) A few spots left for Hale Barbell, it’s Tina’s last before she goes on maternity, get on it! –

3) Shower/changing room and kids room update!

The construction is moving at a fast pace..but the kids room and restroom is still unavailable. Please plan accordingly.

Workout of the Day:

clean and jerks
toes to bar

Workout of the Day:
Open wod 13.4
As Many Reps as Possible in 7 minutes
3 Clean-and-Jerks (135/95 lbs)
3 Toes-to-Bars
6 Clean-and-Jerks (135/95 lbs)
6 Toes-to-Bars
9 Clean-and-Jerks (135/95 lbs)
9 Toes-to-Bars
12 Clean-and-Jerks (135/95 lbs)
12 Toes-to-Bars
If you complete the round of 12, go on to 15. If you complete 15, go on the 18, etc.

Coaches Notes:

Getting ready for the OPEN!

Go RX if possible, it’s only 7 mins

scale toes to bar to leg raise on your back if necessary

you should be able to do the first two rounds of the clean and jerk unbroken if you’re looking for scaling options for that


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